https://soundcloud.com/incasinoout-1/trvst-issves-midwest I actually wrote this a few years ago, but always put off recording it because honestly, I found that dialing in clean and crunch tones for this style is much harder than doing high-gain stuff for me. It's not perfect, but I'm pretty proud of it, especially fitting in a lil shred solo in a genre that is intricate but does not typically have any shred lol. I've had this project idea for a while now, where I've written a lot of stuff rooted in Midwestern math-rock/emo, but with technique and other compositional ideas I've picked up from playing lots of tech-death. I hope to write and record more in this vein, so maybe I'll end up rerecording this down the line as I improve. First off, I'm not super convinced that I really like the guitar tones... For the cleans I wanted it really clear and compressed, kinda like this: For the crunch tone I wanted to stick to using the middle pickup selection on my Tele-style Talman, as is math-rock tradition, but really I don't have a lot of experience trying to achieve something like what Dylan from Tiny Moving Parts does. It's also extra tricky dialing in a crunch tone that can clearly ring out hybrid-picked chords in the chorus, but also get tight enough for the little economy picked fills I have sprinkled in there. By the way, I play this song with a thumb pick where I reshaped the point to match a Jazz III, so I can switch between tapping, hybrid picking, and economy picking/other technical metal style stuff. Anyway, thanks for checking it out. I didn't do much eq-ing, but I feel like it needs it in areas. That is where I need your help, SSO!